All the changes were meant to strengthen the story and the show as a whole. And I would argue that, even if I miss one moment or another, or preferred the original lyric, these changes helped the show to become a better version of itself.
We're Gonna Sing It Again and Again: Hadestown's Timeless Stories
Hadestown has many merits that I can gladly list. But above all else is the message that drives me an artist: we must keep singing the stories over and over again, experiencing and remembering, living and breathing.